What is Tony Bennett’s net worth? A look back at the singer’s career before his retirement
On Thursday August 12, news surfaced that Tony Bennett would be retiring from touring. Since then, many fans have become curious about the singer’s net worth.
The news of the I left my heart in San Francisco The crooner’s retirement came nearly a week after his collaboration with Lady Gaga. The duo rocked the stage at two sold-out shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the first of which celebrated its 95th anniversary.
Tony Bennett’s net worth explored
- The jazz singer is worth around $200 million.
Born and raised in Astoria and Pyrites, New York, the a singer developed an interest in music from an early age. He is also a war veteran, having fought in the later stages of World War II as an infantryman.
The 95-year-old singer gained popularity in the music world right after the release of his 1951 song Because of you. His other big hits come from albums, The beat of my heart and Basie Swings, Bennett sings. However, the Grammy Award winner’s signature song, I left my heart in San Francisco, came out in 1962.
Some of his recent works include a collaboration with Lady Gaga. The duo have toured and recorded two albums together – Cheek to cheek (2014) and love for sale (2021).
Tony has also appeared on TV shows like Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Muppets Tonight, The Simpsons, and many MTV programs.
Why is the singer retiring?
On August 12, news arrived that the legendary crooner would be pulling out of scheduled gigs in New York, Connecticut, Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma and Canada. Ticket holders can inquire about refunds at local sites.
Tony’s son and manager, Danny Bennett, said Variety, “It was a tough decision for us because he is a capable performer. However, these are medical prescriptions. His continued health is the most important part of it all, and when Tony’s wife, Susan, heard from the doctors, she said, “Absolutely not.”
Danny, 67, then revealed that it wasn’t the singing but the traveling that was causing the singer health issues. Danny said in his statement: “We don’t want him falling on stage, for example. We are not afraid that it is to be able to to sing. We are concerned, from a physical point of view… of human nature.
In a February 2021 interview with AARP Magazine, Danny revealed that his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016. The singer took to Twitter at the time and wrote, “Life is a gift, even with Alzheimer’s. Thanks to Susan and my family for their support.
Fans react to the news
Many fans took to Twitter following the announcement of Tony’s retirement. Here’s what they had to say.
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